Oklahoma Bloggers Night Out

DESIGN: Rachel Shingleton


One thing you might not/probably don’t know is that Oklahoma has a really great blogging community. In this day and age I’m sure lots of cities do, but after living in Oklahoma City for a few years I’m used to fighting the stereotypes.

A few weeks ago a local OKC blogger and Twitter friend, Danielle, emailed me to see if I’d be interested in attending a blogger meetup. I said sure, just let me know when and where and I’ll be there. The next thing I knew there was a time and location nailed down and sponsors involved – talk about putting thoughts into action! She and Rachel Shingleton worked together to assemble a group of female bloggers (mainly design, food, fashion,and lifestyle types) in the OKC area for a night out of talking life and shop. I’d already met about two thirds of them and the newbies certainly did not disappoint.


I snagged a great seat at one end of the table and had fun watching it fill up and the night progress. And since I’ve been fighting a cold all week I opted out of Cheever’s wine list and went with hot tea. In 100 degree weather. Of course everyone thought I was crazy. The biggest disappointment is that I failed to take a photo of the glorious savory strudel Danielle and I shared, I plan on recreating it very, very soon.


Left to right: Danielle Barber, Evie Shaffer, Kathleen Shannon, Rachel Shingleton (hidden), Sara Kate Huff, sponsor from The Makeup Bar, Shana Myers, Erin Cooper, Rita Ortloff (hiding), Susan Wagner, Allison Barta, and Kathryne Taylor


Those of you who know me well know that nothing makes me happier than a good swag bag. (I’ve been known to get somewhere an hour earlier to ensure that I get one in a limited quantity situation.) I was completely impressed with the outpouring of generosity from all the local shops approached, and was flattered when asked to create a mixtape for the occasion.

A huge thank you to all of the sponsors who helped make the evening so great: The Makeup Bar, Chirps & Cheers, Cuppies & Joe (there would be a cupcake in the above photo, but I ate it immediately), Langston’s, Blue Seven, and Uptown Kids.

I had a blast connecting with everyone, hopefully this becomes an event with an even bigger reach sometime soon. Thanks so much to Danielle and Rachel for making it happen!

  • adele

    September 7, 2011 at 8:06 am Reply

    Sounds like you guys had fun! The swag bag looks great xoxo

  • Cookie and Kate

    September 7, 2011 at 8:25 am Reply

    Our dinner was so fun. I’m glad we got to chat. I was so impressed by how well it all came together, and those goodie bags were amazing! Your iPhone pictures came out greatβ€”I love the graphics you added to them. Hope we can do it again soon!

    • Kelly

      September 7, 2011 at 8:33 am Reply

      I think this needs to become a bi-annual event at the least. πŸ˜‰

  • Danielle (elleinadspir)

    September 7, 2011 at 11:11 am Reply

    I loved meeting everyone. I can’t wait for more events, bigger and smaller both! I think we need a holiday gift exchange for sure πŸ˜‰

    • Kelly

      September 7, 2011 at 11:12 am Reply

      ooh, that’s a fun idea! that would end up being the most stylish gift exchange to ever happen in the Sooner State. πŸ˜‰

  • Caroline

    September 9, 2011 at 8:15 pm Reply

    That sounds so fun! Oh the things I would do to be in a room with my favorite bloggers!

    I’ve heard great things about Cheever’s πŸ™‚ If I ever visit the area it’ll have to be on my must-visit list.

  • Nolita @ Morganic

    October 5, 2011 at 3:36 pm Reply

    It sounds like a great time. I have never met other bloggers in person (except Ree when she was speaking on campus last year) but would like to sometime. Nice not to have to go to NYC or Austin (not that I’d mind) to meetup. Please add me to the list.


  • Chelsea

    February 1, 2014 at 10:00 pm Reply

    Oh my goodness! I wish I had been blogging regularly back then! I have always wanted to attend a blogger meet-up and have never heard of one in OKC!

Post a Comment